Home Improvement

If you have space on your lot and allowable footprint, one of the easiest solutions to achieving more space is an addition; in other cases, homeowners will need to look up for more space, or down into the basement, says MAC Renovations' Blaise McDonald.

Dig down, lift up or add on: Finding more space for your family

You’ve outgrown your existing home, but love your neighbourhood and have no…

  • Mar 28, 2022

 

From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Feb 7, 2022

 

Hermann Thoene at his net-zero+ energy-efficient home in North Cowichan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Vancouver Island man’s net-zero+ home generates more energy than it needs

Super-energy sufficient home keeps energy bills way down

 

The design-build process is one MAC Renovations has developed and fine-tuned over their 41 years – a way of not only streamlining the process for clients, but providing more value for their renovation dollars.

Design-Build: A renovation process that works for homeowners

What would your ideal renovation look like? Not your vision for your…

  • Dec 27, 2021
The design-build process is one MAC Renovations has developed and fine-tuned over their 41 years – a way of not only streamlining the process for clients, but providing more value for their renovation dollars.
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations

Education, training builds culture of learning at this local renovation company

Find a career you love and you’ll never work a day in…

  • Nov 29, 2021
For Bailey McMillan, who is completing his carpentry apprenticeship with MAC Renovations, a career in construction is an opportunity to build something lasting, and to create something both he and clients are proud of. Photo courtesy MAC Renovations
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo

Complete Windows is clearly created for success

Family business works with home owners, builders and architects

  • Nov 26, 2021
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Sep 6, 2021
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.
Using the Matterport 3D camera technology, a 3D virtual tour of the space can help guide a renovation, and help reduce the number of site visits required.

Picture this: Your home renovation in 3D!

Innovation brings another tool to the renovation toolkit

  • Jul 19, 2021
Using the Matterport 3D camera technology, a 3D virtual tour of the space can help guide a renovation, and help reduce the number of site visits required.
If you need a significant change to your home, whether to add more usable space, update the floorplan or modernize overall, it’s essential to weigh your options, and with them the myriad factors a renovation or new home build will entail.

Tear down or renovate? 5 factors to help you decide

The right choice starts with asking the right questions

  • Apr 26, 2021
If you need a significant change to your home, whether to add more usable space, update the floorplan or modernize overall, it’s essential to weigh your options, and with them the myriad factors a renovation or new home build will entail.
For many homeowners, the key to finding much-needed additional space is the garage, says MAC Renovations’ Blaise McDonald.

Get more from your garage!

Transform this under-utilized space into a room you can use

  • Jan 25, 2021
For many homeowners, the key to finding much-needed additional space is the garage, says MAC Renovations’ Blaise McDonald.
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.

What could you do with that unfinished basement?

This often untapped resource can yield big benefits for the whole family

  • Nov 30, 2020
From a home theatre or rec room for the kids, to a home gym, guest space or hobby room, a basement offers valuable real estate that can be put to good use.